The Issues books are in-depth examinations of subjects that are often difficult to talk about, such as abortion rights, feminism, assisted dying and mental health. They are written by authors who have a personal involvement and commitment to the subject they are writing about.

Standing on Neptune

In fractured vignettes, Brooke Palinder describes the week she spends wondering if she’s pregnant after realizing her period is late. Her boyfriend is unable to offer support and Brooke can’t even tell her best friend. Feeling isolated, she reexamines her life and readies herself to take a pregnancy test.

Wingman

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Max suspects that his friend Trace is a victim of abuse.

Visions of the Crow

Damon just wants to get through senior year. After he is seized by a waking dream in the middle of a busy street, he is forced to look within himself, mend the bond with his mother, and rely on new friends to find the answers he so desperately needs. Travelling through time and space, Damon will have to go back before he can move forward.

Roan Stallion

A Lakota teen and a roan stallion form a deep relationship after they both survive being sucked into a raging tornado. With the help of friends and family, the teen trains the stallion to lead a relay race team so he can try to win the prize money for a much-needed new tractor.

Some Unfinished Business

Gripping and evocative, Some Unfinished Business tells the story of a man determined to prevail through anti-Soviet resistance in occupied Lithuania, imprisonment in the Gulag, the hands of bureaucracy that attempt to thwart his love for a woman with a mysterious past, while chasing the back of a man who first dared him to dream.

Countdown

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Myles gets a text from someone threatening to expose a dark secret.

Star Eaters

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, a teen discovers a stowaway on his spaceship designed to seek out new energy sources.

Billy Buckhorn and the Book of Spells

After Billy Buckhorn survives being struck by lightning, he is left with extraordinary visions and psychic insights. When his deceased grandmother conveys a message to him, Billy realizes that his special powers will be used to defeat the ancient evil threatening his Cherokee Nation.

The Book of Us

Sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant girlfriend, Miranda Owens, but when he says something that hurts Miranda and destroys everything they’ve built, he’s devastated. Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused.

Made 4 You

Becky’s main focus is padding her college applications with good grades and volunteer work. So when she’s asked her to show Gene Newman, the new student around, she agrees. But as Gene and Becky grow closer, he confides that he has a secret – one that turns Becky’s life upside down.

Union

In this novel in verse for teen readers, fifteen-year-old Tuck navigates new love, past trauma and standing up for what's right.

Yesterday's Rain

Sydney is slowly adjusting to her new school and is not being bullied as much, but her gay friend is not so lucky. When a punch aimed at her friend, mistakenly hits Sydney in the face, everyone is surprised at her reaction.

The Science of Boys

Illustrated By: Gracey Zhang

Science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself. When a popular girl seeks Emma’s help getting a boy to like her, Emma applies scientific laws to a perplexing subject—boys. But do people conform to scientific principles? The results are unpredictable in this story about the struggle of fitting in and the complexity of friendship.

White Lies

Missy’s little brother died on her thirteenth birthday and her family has been struggling with their grief ever since. As her sixteenth birthday approaches, she meets Luke and he helps her begin healing.